Journal archives for May 2024

01 May, 2024

Ladd Nature Preserve bioblitz! Tuesday, May 7 -- afternoon and evening!

Hey all,

Sorta short notice here -- Tuesday, May 7th, we'll have an afternoon and evening bioblitz at Ladd Nature Preserve in Duncanville:

BioBlitz at Ladd Nature Preserve, Duncanville
609 W Danieldale Rd, Duncanville, TX 75137
Parking on site (north east on preserve, off of Cedar Hill Road -32.635901, -96.919027)

Afternoon bioblitz from 3 to 6 PM
Evening black-lighting/mothing from 8 to 11 PM
Come and go – stay as long as you'd like!

Utilizing iNaturalist to document all the biodiversity here at the preserve. This information is being actively used to guide the master plan for the preserve.
Urban biologists from San Antonio, Austin, and Houston are coming up to Duncanville to also participate in this bioblitz.

Questions, comments, concerns: sam.kieschnick@tpwd.texas.gov
214 215 5605

Posted on 01 May, 2024 15:08 by sambiology sambiology | 8 comments | Leave a comment

07 May, 2024

Results!

Hey all!

So, DFW once again did a GREAT job on the City Nature Challenge!!!

Some more details will be coming out soonish, but in the meantime, here's a great infograph on the global City Nature Challenge:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2024-north-and-south-america/journal/94033-cnc-2024-results

And here's the global list:
https://www.citynaturechallenge.org/live

Here's the Texas umbrella project:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/texas-city-nature-challenge-2024-cities

Stay tuned for some more details!

Posted on 07 May, 2024 18:01 by sambiology sambiology | 1 comment | Leave a comment

10 May, 2024

May, June, and July bioblitzes and gatherings!

I get the question, "How do I find out about these bioblitzes?" I don't really have a good answer except to try to accumulate them and toss them on a journal post... There are folks that keep track of state-wide bioblitzes, but I try to accumulate as many as I can around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you know of other events, or want to organize one yourself, let me know! I can totally add it to this list! Some details are to be worked out in the near future, and I'll continually try to update this journal post. Here are ones that I know of:

May 7: bioblitz 3-6 and then blacklighting 8 to 11 PM
Ladd Nature Preserve in Duncanville

https://greensourcedfw.org/articles/duncanville-creates-citys-first-nature-preserve

May 17-19:
Little L Ranch in Glen Rose with the Texas Master Naturalists

https://txmn.org/rbc/venue/little-l-ranch/

May 25: Pollinator Palooza! 11 AM - 1 PM
Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas

https://trinityriver.audubon.org/events/pollinator-palooza

June 7-9:
Caddo Lake State Park and WMA

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/caddo-lake-bioblitz/journal/91468-caddo-lake-bioblitz

June 13: Blacklighting 8 to late
Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas

https://trinityriver.audubon.org/events/moth-night-trac

June 14-15: BioBlitz
Purtis Creek State Park in Eustace (sambiology not able to come)
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=824056459763383&set=a.303166985185669

June 15: Blacklighting 8 to late
Oak Point Preserve in Plano

https://www.plano.gov/1476/Oak-Point-Park-Nature-Preserve

June 21: blacklighting (potluck with Red River Master Naturalists) from 6 to late
Birch Creek Preserve in Lamar County (next to Pat Mayse WMA)

227 Private Road 45220, Powderly, TX
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100068180538857&sk=about

June 21: Blacklighting and bat searching 8:30 to 10 PM
Ray Roberts State Park, Johnson Branch
(sambiology not able to come)

July 6: Blacklighting 8 to late
O.S. Gray Natural Area in Arlington

https://naturerocksnorthtexas.org/greenspace/os-gray-natural-area

July 20: Blacklighting 8 to late
Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Garland

https://springcreekforest.org/

July 24: Blacklighting 8 to late
Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve in Arlington

https://www.arlingtontx.gov/city_hall/departments/parks_recreation/parks_trails/park_finder/southwest_nature_preserve

July 26: Blacklighting 8 to late
John Bunker Sands in Seagoville

https://wetlandcenter.com/events/

July 27: Blacklighting 8 to late
Acton Nature Preserve in Acton

https://actonnaturecenter.org/

Posted on 10 May, 2024 01:32 by sambiology sambiology | 29 comments | Leave a comment